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Fantôme De Noel - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
88
very good

541 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 23
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-03-2001)
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vermilcj

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

03-04-2014 20:36:08 | More by vermilcj
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 00:30:12 | More by Steve_Trick
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Tipples. Giving Fantome one last chance after nothing but infected bandaids. Bottle is corked and capped. Pours very dark red with a creamy one finger off white head that stays on for a good while. Aroma of hay, grassy and lemony hops, some other floral aromatics, more farmhouse funky yeast and some light spice. Flavor is sweet up front with some brown sugar and plums but balanced by some grassy hops and funky yeast. There is light spice to this as well. This is like a Belgian Strong Dark that somehow is light and funky like a Saison. A really really interesting and unique flavor profile. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation and pretty easy drinking, but also sweet enough to be happy with a small bit. This almost redeems past failures for sure. What a beautifully crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 03:28:43 | More by BMMillsy
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-07-2014 13:32:01 | More by kaufmaal
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2014 01:04:13 | More by jheezee
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-03-2014 18:50:58 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-24-2014 13:04:59 | More by jmsedgwick
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oceanside

Ohio

2.2/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

They only thing I have to say is it had a taste akin to sucking on dirty pennies. There were many other flavors but after every sip I would get a strong metallic flavor. The cork crumbled when trying to open this bottle and I don't know if this had an impact on the taste or if the bottle was just simply bad. For me it was a great disappointment because it was my first fantome and it was a holiday beer to boot.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 19:14:47 | More by oceanside
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a cool saison for the holidays with fantoms special yeast, which is awesome stuff thats made them famous. light rusty brown in color with a massive and lasting several inches of fluff off white head and some fish food yeast floaters. the nose on this is alcoholic and foresty, i get a ton of spruce or pine tree in this, and a small dose of roast malt. in the taste the pine is more reserved but still present. i taste the alcohol, and i like to in this style every once in awhile. 10% abv is a lot for a saison, but it works in this winter context. moderate spice and big body too. this is really well carbonated but it still feels much heavier than their other stuff. for 15 bucks I'm not sure i would buy this again, at ten bucks i would for sure. its in that zone for me, but a very cool take on winter/holiday beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 02:32:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-10-2014 23:26:42 | More by Liberatiscioli
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2014 22:08:27 | More by Peter1977
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-05-2014 14:30:34 | More by Buckeye982
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-01-2014 07:16:25 | More by akttr
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2014 01:46:31 | More by berlinabb
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass on New Year's Eve.

A: amber/bronze. A huge 3 finger head that lay in state for a while. Foamy tan bubbles and formidable lacing.

S: heavenly. Fruity, funky. Belgian yeast comes through with apricots and Brett.

T: follows nose with a sweet, sensuous cascade of fruit, funk and highly carbonated sensations. Fantastic.

M: medium to heavy with carbonation to die for.

O: one of my top 10 favorites. Best saison I've had, hands down. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:44:29 | More by brewskifan55
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2013 16:05:28 | More by Holland
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-30-2013 05:10:40 | More by fdig23
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-30-2013 02:49:04 | More by AJ01923
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2013 19:26:47 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-27-2013 11:38:12 | More by Kirk
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2013 18:12:43 | More by sloelco
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork reads "Brasserie Fantome Soy 086/477044". Aged at least two years. No knowing how old the bottle was when I acquired it ($15.99).

Warm chestnut red-brown color with a very hazy look. Coarse bubbles escaped to the outer ring of the surface to form a popping halo.

Picking up a decent amount of sourness from far away after pouring the beer. Sour red apple, tart red plum, oaky vanilla, Flemish yeast, pinot noir, vinegary acidity, and hints of clove and star anise. Very fruity and fermented with some stand-up maltiness and a big funky yeast character. Divine.

Tart red plum, red grape, sour red apple, vinous notes, lemony acidity, oakiness, drinking vinegar, saison yeast, cheesy funk, light vanilla, and an attenuated malt base with some wheatiness. Follows the nose, but quieter. Clove-like spice comes and goes in tiny waves. Still bright for an ale with dark fruit flavors. Feels medium to medium-thin with a slightly acidic burn in the finish. The alcohol is extremely well-disguised. Carbonation is low, but very refined. Tight, maybe. An elegant twist on a Christmas beer. Two thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 15:51:29 | More by thecheapies
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-26-2013 12:34:29 | More by MRsojourner
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-26-2013 06:28:21 | More by rrski198
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-25-2013 18:49:03 | More by ddedhed
Fantôme De Noel from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.